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http://www.metal-finishing-sys.com/MFS - Metal Finishing Systems
Keywords: Metal finishing, Abrasive, Systems
MFS are specialists in metal and composite finishing equipment. Their Web site contains information on abrasive, buffing, blasting, environmental, cleaning and mass finishing equipment and supplies, "tech tips" and contact information.
Keywords: Surface finishing, Quality
Established in 1993, PushCorp, Inc. builds and markets force control tooling and accessories for automated systems. With state-of-the-art robotic and surface finishing equipment, PushCorp, Inc. is able to use customers' actual parts to prove process validity and to determine how automated surface finishing can increase quality while lowering costs. Some of the sections of this Web site are currently under construction but it should be worth a visit when it has been completed. It will contain information and drawing files on their products, including force control tools, controllers and process equipment, all available online in AutoCAD .DWG and .DXF file format. Technical papers, success stories and contact information will also be available.
http://wwwsoc.nacsis.ac.jp/rsj/index-e.htmlThe Robotics Society of Japan
Keywords: Robotics, Japan, Engineering
Established in 1983, The Robotics Society of Japan aims to act as an academic centre of robotics in Japan giving the researchers concerned the opportunity to exchange information and to present their papers on robotics. This should help to contribute to the development of the technology of industrial robots and robot engineering in co-operation with related societies of related fields both in Japan and abroad.
Keywords: Yoshikawa, Engineering, VR
This is the homepage of Yoshikawa's Mechatronics laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University. The site contains research information on fForce display of virtual reality, force control of manipulators, multi-fingered robot hands, flexible manipulators, master-slave systems, control system theory, mobile robots, assembly planning, redundant manipulators and lubrication engineering. Member information and published papers can also be found.
Keywords: Robotics, Japan
This Web page contains the abstract of "Force control for deburring of machined casted iron parts", written by Makoto Jinno and E. Katsuhiro Kurita. The article appears in the Journal of the Robotic Society of Japan, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 147-55.
http://ftp.ai.polymtl.ca/MainFrame.htmlPerception and Robotics Laboratory
Keywords: Robotics, Research, Telerobotics
The Perception and Robotics Laboratory is a research unit affiliated with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Ecole Polytechnique de MontrÅal and researches into computer vision and autonomous or tele-operated robotics.
Some of their other research activities include: the processing and interpretation of sensory data, the design and implementation of advanced human-machine interfaces, the modelling, design and implementation of robotic control systems, modelling of motion forces in particulate media, robotic force control methods, and the development of a control strategy for automatic force control.
http://www.aise.org/magazine/99aug27_31.htmArticle: "Highly integrated automation system for the new Ipsco mini mill"
Keywords: Automatic, Integrated processes
Written by Frank D'Amico, Piero Angela and Johnson Packiam, this article was published in the Iron and Steel Engineer. Either it can be viewed in a text only version or a copy complete with figures and tables can be downloaded in PDF format.
http://www.cciw.ca/glimr/data/poll-prev-metal1/intro.htmlMetal Finishing Pollution Prevention Project
Keywords: Metal finishing, Pollution, Environmentally friendly
The Metal Finishing Pollution Prevention Project is a voluntary co-operative effort between the Canadian Association of Metal Finishers (CAMF), the American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society (AESF), the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA), the Metal Finishing Suppliers' Association (MFSA), the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Energy (MOEE), and the federal Department of the Environment (DOE) to prevent pollution. It is a component of the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy's Pollution Prevention Strategy and Canada's Green Plan's Pollution Prevention Initiative.
http://www.omega.com/OMEGA Engineering Inc.
Keywords: OMEGA, Engineering
OMEGA Engineering, Inc. has grown from manufacturing a single product line of thermocouples to an established global leader in the technical marketplace. OMEGA offers more than 40,000 state-of-the-art products for measurement and control of temperature, humidity, pressure, strain, force, flow, level, pH and conductivity and can provide customers with a complete line of data acquisition, electric heating and custom engineered products.
A superb Web site which is well worth a visit.
http://www.aise.org/index.htmAISE - Association of Iron and Steel Engineers
Keywords: Iron, Steel, Engineering
The Association of Iron and Steel Engineers was founded in 1907 and is now the world's largest member-based technical organisation in the steel industry. The Association is dedicated to the advancement of technical and engineering phases of the production and processing of iron and steel.
This site contains plenty of interesting information, including details of Iron and Steel Engineer, an AISE Steel Foundation and AISE's publications journal, published monthly.